The PSP and the Fuse.
The backlighting fuse is the most frequent one to go out.
Before soldering over the fuse try using a voltage tester to see if there is
To bridge the fuse I would recommend to solder over it since The Lead Free
solder makes it hard to remove the fuse from the board.
1. #000 Philips Screwdriver.
2. Small flat head screwdriver
3. Soldering iron and solder
4. small piece of wire.
5. Multi-Meter (optional)
Carefully follow the
PSP disassembly until STEP #4
Removing The Face Plate.
Step 2 Removing The
||Insert your small screwdriver tip
under the lip of the left side of the button bar and slide upwards until
the bar is disconnected from the metal LCD housing..
NOTE: DO NOT LOOSE THE RUBBER CONTACT
FOR THE THUMB STICK!!!!
||Then carefully unplug the button
bars flex cable. By lifting the tab upwards and sliding the cable out.
Removing The LCD.
|| The flex cable connectors are
quite week and require extra care. so don't force to hard or you could
have a very nice looking Door Jam.
||On the left side of the LCD screen
there is a metal housing that is holding the LCD in place. You need to
unhook the left side of the LCD from this housing by sliding a small
flat screwdriver in between the LCD housing and the LCD mounting
slowly popping the tabs for the LCD to come out.
||Slowly pull the other side out and
then tilt the LCD at a 90◦ bend so you have access to the flex cable
||Lift up the clamps on the connectors, the brown
clips are the only part that will lift up, any more pressure and you
could remove the whole clip...
||I recommend putting the LCD back onto of the
faceplate. so that dust and other debris don't fall onto your screen and
DO NOT WIPE YOUR WINDOW JUST YET, it is very easy to scratch the
inside of the faceplate, if there is excessive dust try blowing it out
with your can of air, or use the very soft and clean wiping cloth, A
micro fiber rag has to many " Micro Fibers" and actually scratches the
Step 4 Removing
The LCD Brace.
Repairing The Backlight
Repairing The USB Fuse.
||This LD Fuse. Will cause your USB to not
recognize any more.
||If there is no continuity through this fuse, You
can jumper it and hopefully fix your USB.
Repairing The Power Fuse.
||This Fuse will cause your PSP To not turn on at
||IF THERE IS CONTINUITY THEN TRY RUNNING THE PSP
MOTHERBOARD OUT OF THE CASE.
||The TD Fuse Is now bridged.